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Camp out with us!

We highly encourage participants to camp out with the class on Saturday night at our beautiful campus. Camping is optional but it definitely enhances the class experience. Class hours will run 9am-8pm on Saturday, with a break for dinner. Those who are not camping can head home at 8pm. Please bring your own camping gear and food. Tent rentals available upon request.

Dates: TBA

Times: Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm (1.5 hr break for dinner), Sunday 9:00am -4:00pm

Cost: $245

Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX

Ages: This is an adult class.


Join us in the fresh air for a weekend of inspiration, challenges, and fun at the Forest Guide Nature Mentoring Course. Participants will learn how to utilize natural human learning cycles as the map, and inspiration as fuel, to create magical experiences in nature. Our natural mentoring model is based on the 8 shields mentoring model that was initially developed by Jon Young and utilizes a combination of child’s passions, indigenous “invisible school” teaching, and more, to help children and adults learn with excitement and ease. The kids who have attended our programs over the last decade love it and so will you!


The Forest Guide model is an educational style with roots in various ancient cultures, adapted to fit modern constructs. In this model, an environment is created where learning happens naturally, for both teacher and student. It teaches us to deepen learning relationships, cultivate curiosity and courage, and have lots of fun! Its foundation is set in authenticity, natural learning cycles and instinctual natural interests. The end goal is to gracefully construct experiences for your students where real connection and learning happen, resulting in lasting memories and the growth of whole human beings. 

In this course we will cover:

  • Use of the 8 shields mentoring model developed by Jon Young 

  • Utilization of natural child's passions to enhance learning 

  • Core Routines for increased nature connection

  • The art of questioning

  • Using gratitude to connect more deeply with the world around us 

  • Peacemaker Principles 

  • And more!

Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle

Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!

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Klean Kanteen

27 oz, Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sports Top $25

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Klean Kanteen

16 oz, TKWide Insulated Hot/Cold Beverage Bottle with Leak-Proof Cafe Cap $25


Klean Kanteen

32 oz, Insulated Wide Mouth Water Bottle with Chug Cap $45



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